Mr. John R. Martin

  • Born: April 13, 1987
  • Died: May 26, 2017
  • Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family


John R. Martin, of Stoneham May 26th, 2017 at age 30. Beloved son of Frederick and Deborah (Powell) Martin. Loving brother of Timothy and Ryan Martin. Cherished grandson of the late Raymond Powell and his wife Helen, Henry Martin and his wife Anne. Dear nephew of Catherine Bourdeau and her husband John, Maureen Furilla and her husband Ed, Kathleen Darbe and her husband Les, Colleen Martin, Henry Martin, Daniel Martin and his wife Nancy, Eileen Uberti and her husband Jim and the late Stephen Powell. Also survived by many loving cousins.

John enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved hiking, rock climbing, camping and the outdoors. He climbed Mount Washington multiple times with his father and brothers. He spent many days swimming and boating at his Grandparents' cottage in Maine. He loved to travel and had recently returned from a trip to Dublin and Galway, stopping first in London to visit friends. He had also recently visited friends in Germany. He enjoyed frequent visits to Chicago and Montreal. He loved his family, his parents, brothers, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and his large network of friends.

John's greatest passion was Scouting. He became an Eagle Scout in 2005 and served the Scouts as Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 513; as Program Director at TL Storer Scout Camp; as Course Director, National Youth Leadership Training; and as Lodge Chief, Order of the Arrow. Over the years he earned many awards from the Boy Scouts including the Founders Award (Order of the Arrow), Centurion Award (Order of the Arrow) and the James E. West Fellowship Award. In the tradition of the OA John was truly a Servant Leader. A friend has written that "John's legacy wasn't just helping others it was teaching those people to serve others, thus extending a network of servant leaders."

John will be greatly missed but he will live on in our hearts. May the example of his life inspire us to be a light in the lives of others.

Family and friends are kindly invited to gather and share remembrances with the family on Thursday June 1st 2017 from 4-8pm in the Barile Family Funeral Home 482 Main St. (RT28) STONEHAM. A Funeral Service Celebrating John's Life will be Friday June 2, 2017 at 10:30 am in the funeral home. Parking attendants and elevator available. Please consider donations in memory of John to be made to the John R. Martin Leadership Development Scholarship Fund c/o Chris Gardner 24 Middlesex Road Stoneham MA 02180.